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Front Desk by Kelly Yang

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 (Submitted by Jacoby U.)

The book Front Desk was about talking about racism; the main character in Front Desk is Mia Tang.

 

 

 


The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

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(Submitted by Madison C.)

Great read. Sarah Dessen is a good author and writes books that are fast reads that keep you interested. I enjoy her books and will continue to read others that she has written.

 

 

 


The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

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(Submitted by Ian S.)

Suzanne Collins introduced us with the new prequel for the Hunger Games trilogy. This book focuses on President Coriolanus Snow when he was just eighteen. He is a mentor in the 10th Hunger Games and who’s ever tribute wins, will be given a scholarship for the Capital University. He is also battling the risk of poverty and given his social status, a thing that is not desirable. Snowe’s tribute, Lucy Gray is from District 12 and she is a part of the Covy, a musical orientated group. When she is sent to the Capital, they form a certain romantic bond. In the original Hunger Games trilogy, it is revealed that President Snow used poison to kill his enemies, and we see where that started in this book because he encourages Lucy Gray to use rat poison to kill other tributes. Besides the plot, some scenes and dialogue were somewhat useless and did not add anything to the real story. Also, it has been over 10 years when Collins last wrote about the Hunger Games, so I think she was a little out of touch for this book. But, all in all, it added some good symbolism and great ideas about government and people that helped me, personally, realize that government and people cannot live without the other.


Theodore Boone: The Fugitive

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(Submitted by Charlie H.)

It was a very good book and I would recommend this book for other people who like mystery books. In this book middle schooler Theodore Boone is on a class trip to Washington when he spots a wanted murder from his home town. The beginning of the book was very interesting but the middle was kind of boring because of its lengthy recaps of the legal process.

 

 


Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen

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(Submitted by Madison C.)

I loved the book. I loved it because it was so detailed and specific. I also loved it because it was a story that could happen to people in real life.

 

 

 


Divergent by Veronica Roth

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(Submitted by Ellie H.)

It was a very good book. There were different sections people were put in, it was fun trying to figure out which one I was in. There were people that could resist the mind confusing serums too. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes dystopian novels.

 

 

 


Matched by Allie Condy

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(Submitted by Ellie H.)

I thought the beginning was good but the middle was really slow. The book was about a girl who is matched with one person but then there is a glitch in the card telling her who he is and another face flashes on the screen even though she shouldn’t love him she does. It wasn’t my favorite book but I would recommend it to someone else.

 

 


Theodore Boone: The Scandal by John Grisham

(Submitted by Charlie H.)

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Theodore Boone is an 8th grader in Strattenburg the book starts off with his grade taking standardized tests but after the test comes in there is a rumor that one of the three Strattenburg middle schools changed the test answers. The rumor going around is that some teachers at East Strattenburg middle school cheated on the test and changed student answers so that they did better. If you enjoy a good mystery or just hate standardized testing then you probably enjoy this book.